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Jan 19, 2013 4:25pm EST
ground. we have to caught the size of the defense budget that is bigger than the next 11 or 12 nations combined. there is compromise, there is a middle ground and certainly there is a path forward on all of these issues. >> if the deficit can only be resolved in increasing taxes and cutting expenses. what expenses would you cut? >> i don't believe we should cut across the board. we should cut strategically. s there -- there is fat, no question about it. i would start there. there is no question that this defense budget is bloated. i'm speaking -- i can tell you the mayors of the country want to see less spending on defense and more spending on bridges and roads and highways and schools. investments that will bear dwiveds down the line. i also said -- i'm a democrat and this does not fly with some democrats but you have to look at some entitlements. you can be for entilettlement reform and not want to turn health care into vouchers. i can tell you mayors have gotten the support of pension reform. there's a number of things we can do that don't decimate the safety net but do, you know, m
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
respect. you will have a great secretary of defense in bob gates. you will have a great secretary of veterans affairs in general erik shinseki. [applause] and every single day that i am in the white house, i will try to serve you as well as you are serving the united states of america. as i said earlier today, while the tests we face are new, and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old. those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what's required is for all of us to return to those values, what's required is all of us to embrace a new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. so tonight, we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins. and i look forward to joining you in that effort. together i am confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story. now, i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we have folks who are working right now, in i
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